Homicide investigation in Panama City Beach neighborhood

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Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 12:27 PM CDT
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The Bay County Sheriff’s Office identified Julian’s son, Tyler Moore Davis, 27, as the murder suspect.

Investigators used the Bay Real-Time Operations Center (BAYROC) to determine Tyler fled to Georgia after the shooting. Warrants were obtained for Tyler for aggravated assault on a separate incident. He was arrested and is now in a Georgia county jail.

“Apparently he {Tyler} lived in Georgia and had possibly been kicked out of a residence up there, leading him to come down here. There have been some incidents and erratic behavior over the past several days here, but nothing that would have indicated that he would’ve committed a homicide. We’re trying to piece all of that together, his days down here and see what possible motive he could’ve had,” Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said.

Tyler will be extradited to Bay County. He remains a suspect in the death of his father Julian Clifton Davis, Jr.

That investigation continues.

Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported homicide on Thursday morning in Panama City Beach.

Deputies responded to the 8:00 a.m. call in the Treasure Palm neighborhood on 200 Jase Lane. Once on scene, officials say the body of Julian Clifton Davis, Jr. was found with a gunshot wound.

Investigators state evidence showed Davis was a victim of foul play and the gunshot was not self-inflicted. BCSO Criminal Investigators then began a homicide investigation.

At this time, officials say a person of interest has been identified, but they are believed to be in Georgia. Deputies stated that the community is not danger from this suspect. BCSO investigators are currently on their way to Georgia to work with authorities in that state.

We will continue to update information as it becomes available.